As year 1 continue to explore their senses we focused on hearing and touch this week. We began the week feeling a variety of materials and identifying them be their properties. We then spent time outside the classroom listening to many different sounds. We were very lucky to hear a helicopter, aeroplane, birds tweeting and a lawnmower to name a few.
Tonight our Early Years Team, supported by other staff, hosted a summer Secret Garden Party. Everyone had a fabulous time toasting marshmallows, listening to our excellent choir and exploring the Secret Garden. Thank you to all those who supported the party. The raffle will be drawn tomorrow.
What better way to end the year than with a visit to Saltwell Park? The weather was great, the children were amazing and we all had a super day. We all had a great time climbing, playing on the slides and in the sand at the play area and then we went for a walk and enjoyed looking at the birds at Pet’s Corner. The parrots were very excited to see us and didn’t stop talking! We were really looking forward to having our packed lunches and enjoyed eating them together as we sat on the field. After that it was time for more fun. Some of us played football while others played on the swings and the climbing frames. This was followed by ice creams and ice lollies. Yum yum! There was just enough time left for another visit to the play area before we had to leave the park and come back to school. Thank goodness that no-one got lost in the maze!
What a fantastic end to our topic and a wonderful end to an extremely successful year. We enjoyed a glorious day , baked in sunshine, and filled with laughter.
Our Enterprise Team have been taking part in Alnwick Garden Young Entrepreneur Summer Fete. They had a fantastic, but very busy, day and did us proud. They worked really hard and were very successful – winning first prize for ‘Best Salesmanship’ and claiming second place for the most profit made. Well done everyone.
Last week Miss Welsh’s Reception class visited the Discovery Museum in Newcastle. When we arrived at the museum we headed straight upstairs and explored how electricity works. We even spotted some buttons and switches which were used in one of the first factories in Hebburn, in 1929…a very long time ago!! Next we went into the the shadow room where we all needed to strike a pose and the camera took a photo of our different shadows. We had lots of fun!!! After lunch we went into the water room. We loved sailing our boats down the River Tyne and looking at which boats would float and sink. We had a great time and and we were very well behaved!